Chris Eubank Sr has claimed his son is the most talented boxer since Sugar Ray Leonard.
Brighton’s Eubank Jr, 25, challenges for Billy Joe Saunders’ British, European and Commonwealth middleweight titles at London’s Excel arena on Saturday.
Hatfield’s Saunders, a former Olympian, is the favourite for the fight, which has had an ill-tempered build-up.
“The last person who had this ability was Sugar Ray Leonard,” said Eubank Sr.
“My son is the most dangerous young man I’ve ever come across in boxing, the most dangerous fighter on the planet.
“I was the benchmark, I was the beacon, I was the one everyone was measured against. And I can’t even measure him against me.
“I have never seen anything like him. The great British public has a great journey in front of them over the next 10 years.”
American Leonard, regarded by many as the greatest of the modern era, landed Olympic gold in 1976 before winning world titles in five weight divisions as a professional.
But Eubank Sr has no qualms about comparing his son, undefeated in 18 contests since turning pro in 2011, to Leonard.
“Am I putting too much pressure on him by saying he’s as talented as Sugar Ray Leonard?” Eubank Sr told BBC Sport.
“If I don’t say it to him, he’ll never see it. I have to make him aware that this is what I see. Can he do what I see? I am absolutely certain of that. It’s ridiculous the things he can do.”